I fell down a rabbit hole this last week.
It’s now a week later, and I’m just now climbing out, covered in all the things I’ve found, eyes bleary from staring at my monitor.
I don’t even know what happened.
One day I was on Facebook, and stumbled across a random post. The next thing I know, I’m googling it and digging deeper and deeper into the subject matter. And now it’s a week later. I have a brand new story in mind and so many cool ideas to work with.
For now I’m going to be a little vague, because this is something that’s still developing.
I just want to ask the other writers out there: what do you do when feel like you’ve practically been struck by lighting? The most random thing crosses your path and suddenly you have the inspiration to create something new.
Never mind what you’ve already been working on.
This new story is like a wild animal trying to claw it’s way out of you. It has to be written. And it has to be written NOW.
What do you do?
Do you drop everything and focus on it? Or do you force it back down and continue with what you’re working on?
Right now, I’m at a loss. I honestly don’t know what to do. This story has invaded my thoughts and has influenced everything that I’ve read, watched, or listened to over the past week. I’m in full-on research mode. I’m even a day late on this blog post because I’ve been too busy reading to actually take the time and come up with something to write about.
But I can’t just keep dropping my projects to jump onto something new. At this rate, I’ll never finish anything.
I need input. What should I do?